Professional Research Assistant Wanted In Aurora

Published 2017-12-17
Expires 2019-06-15
ID #10518
Professional Research Assistant Wanted In Aurora
United-states, Colorado, Aurora,
Published December 17, 2017

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Job type: Full time
Occupation: Professional research assistant

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Professional Research Assistant (PRA)

Adult and Child Consortium for Health
Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS)

University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus
/> Position Number : 00741655


The Adult and Child Consortium for
Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) has an opening for a full-time, 1.0 FTE Professional Research Assistant (PRA) with
benefits. This position will provide research support to the Children with Special Healthcare Needs Research Network (CYSHCN), a new
national family-engaged health services research network. This Network is funded by a 5-year Cooperative Agreement with the Maternal and
Child Health Bureau, U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration and the National Coordinating Center housed at ACCORDS, and will
coordinate and assist with all Center activities. In years 2 - 5 the position will support the CYSHCN 0.50 FTE with the possibility of
supporting other ACCORDS projects to fill the remaining FTE. The PRA will assist with projects that originate from the Coordinating Center
at University of Colorado School of Medicine (UCSOM), and those from other sites that involve UCSOM. The ideal candidate will have
experience in project coordination experience, health care delivery issues, qualitative data collection, and knowledge of exempt
institutional review board protocols. The position may also involve assisting with other ACCORDS programmatic needs and other duties as
determined by CYSHCN's Project Manager Charlene Shelton.

As part of the position, the PRA will support the implementation of a
research protocol to test a telehealth intervention for families of children with medical complexity who are seen in a practice at a
tertiary hospital specializing in comprehensive care for children with medical complexity.

Duties and responsibilities specific
to the telehealth study will include: recruiting families in-person in the Special Care Clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO);
assisting with developing, formatting, implementing, and tracking; teaching families to use a telehealth smartphone application; being
available for troubleshooting the application at the time of use; communicating with families and primary care practices before and at the
time that the telehealth tool is used; scheduling visits and other study procedures with providers and families.

Other general
duties related to this study may include: attending study meetings, data entry, transcription of audio files, assisting in IRB procedures,
preparing and editing research materials, and conducting literature searches.

General tasks include, but are not limited to:
  • Day-to-day activities related to the implementation of project protocols,
    including coordinating and attending meetings with project investigators and staff
  • Coordinating key informant interviews with study
  • Recruiting and consenting caregivers for intervention studies
  • Training caregivers on the use of telehealth
  • Providing technical assistance to caregivers during telehealth intervention
  • Working with clinical office staff
    to coordinate appointment times.
  • Conducting data collection using telephone or online protocols.
  • Transcribing audio
  • Data entry and verification
  • Assisting in editing or revising data collection instruments, conducting key informant
    interviews, and coding and analysis of qualitative data
  • Developing and delivering training materials for research participants and
    key stakeholders
  • Coordinating and facilitating meetings and events
  • Maintaining databases, including collecting, entering,
    tracking, cleaning and preparing data for analyses
  • Coordinating with project site staff and other key stakeholders/partners

  • Conducting literature searches
  • Preparing and submitting manuscripts or reports and IRB protocols and forms
  • Various
    activities related to grant procedures - includes assistance in preparing initial protocols, modifications, amendments and continuing
    reviews, progress reports and assisting with expense tracking
  • Assisting with poster and presentation formatting and design

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado
offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at href="" target="_blank"> Employee Services .

The University of Colorado Denver is
dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we
conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of
diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado
is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that
verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this
ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.


  • Bachelor's degree in health-related field, at least 1 year professional work experience
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software suite

  • Must be team-oriented, detail-oriented, self-motivated to work independently
  • Ability to represent the University and ACCORDS in
    a professional and positive manner
Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent
    computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and Outlook), and experience conducting
    Internet searches
  • Versatility and the ability to operate effectively and efficiently according to the needs and demands of project
    and funder deadlines
  • Experience in public health research and/or intervention research
  • At least 1 year of experience in a research environment in public health and/or intervention research or
    research training in a degree program
  • Previous employment in a university environment
  • Experience submitting protocols to
    an Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Experience with reference management software
  • Experience with qualitative methods and
    data collection
  • Excellent literature search skills
Project Summary

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Research Network (CYSHCNet) will (1) create a national, family-engaged CYSHCN research
network through integration and alignment of CYSHCN experts; development and sharing of valuable Network assets; and vesting authority in
CYSHCN & families at all levels; (2) advance knowledge of optimal health systems for CYSHCN, by establishing a national research agenda
to catalyze investigation; conducting multi-site health systems research on CYSHCN; disseminating findings to inspire health system
improvements; and sustaining and scaling research activities with external funding; and (3) train emerging CYSHCN investigators, by
enhancing research training of emerging investigators; building strong intra and cross-institutional mentoring; and sparking emerging
investigator projects with Network funds.

ACCORDS will serve as the National Coordinating Center (NCC), which along with three
Collaborative Research Entities (CREs) and a Secondary Data Center located at other sites will create a robust, inclusive, research
infrastructure, with governance modeled after existing, national research networks. We will engage families as partners at all levels. With
diverse stakeholders, we will establish a research agenda that prioritizes the most critical research topics in systems of care for CYSHCN
and carry out such research on a national scale. In the first 5 years, we will conduct at least 3 multisite prospective studies on health
systems, with the goal of obtaining external funding for each, and 10 retrospective studies on population-based databases. Targeted
populations will include YSHCN, those with medical complexity, and vulnerable racial/ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Finally, we will
establish a national training program with the triad of integrated curriculum, mentorship, and small grant funding.

The NCC will
provide the core of network administrative and operational functions that will benefit all Network members. These functions include but are
not limited to partnership and management of Network CREs and other sites; facilitation and scheduling of all network meetings; process
support for all aspects of research studies (centralized and ceded human subjects review, data acquisition system, etc.); development of
research training and mentorship opportunities; broad public communication and dissemination of Network activities and findings, including
Network website and social media engagement; and active collaboration with other MCHB-funded programs. The NCC project manager will organize
and activate NCC faculty and staff, including clinician investigators, research assistants, and statisticians.

Materials Required : Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions :

Applications are accepted
electronically at CU Careers, refer
to requisition ID: 12107

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses
    the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and
    e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your
application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty
/>Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 21628 - SOM-COHO Center

Posting Date: Dec 14,

Closing Date: Ongoing

Contact Name: Charlene Shelton

[email protected]
/>Posting Number: 00741655

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